George A. Guertin (July 16, 1923 - August 20, 2023)

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George A. Guertin
  • July 16, 1923
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  • August 20, 2023

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George A. Guertin, 100, of Ormond Beach, FL, formerly of Hartford, CT died on Sunday, August 20, 2023. Born in Magog, Quebec, Canada, on July 16, 1923, he came to Hartford at the age of three and resided there for 71 years. He later resided in Glastonbury and enjoyed a summer home in Mumford Cove in Groton. He was a member of the U.S. Power Squadron and upon graduating from Hartford Public High School, he entered the U.S. Army Air Forces. George served in the Battles of England, Normandy Beach, St. Lo Breakout, Argentan, the Mozelle, Battle of the Rhine, and the Bulge in Belgium, while attached to the 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, under the command of General George Patton. While awaiting return to the States, he attended school in Marseille, France. After discharge, George attended Hillyer College and graduated from International Correspondence Schools as a Tool and Machine Design Engineer.

After several years of designing at Jacob’s Chuck Manufacturing Co., he transferred employment to the Merrow Industrial Sewing Machine Co., where he quickly became Chief Engineer. He retired in 1971 after 16 years of employment. George then devoted his time to real estate and was appointed by Governor Grasso in 1978 to serve on the newly formed advisory council to the Hartford /New Britain Housing Session of the Superior Court.

He was the president of the Greater Hartford Property Owners Association for 12 years, past president of Franam Club and member of the board of directors. He was very active in civic and legislative affairs as they pertained to landlord and tenant matters. In April of 2014, George, along with 21 World War II Veterans, received the Medal of Honor from the French government in appreciation for their service to France. The French Medal of Honor is their highest military decoration going back to the time of Napoleon. George was a member of the St. Ann’s Post #1968 Catholic War Veterans. George loved boating and sport fishing and he cruised Long Island Sound, Fisher’s Island Sound, Block Island Sound and Martha’s Vineyard frequently. George could never say “no” to chocolate. He also loved playing golf & tennis and crafting in woodworking and metalworking.

George was predeceased by his father and mother, Hormidas and Antoinette Guertin, his wife Madeleine Guertin, brothers Jean Paul, Conrad and Roger Guertin. George is survived by his wife Irene (Hayes) Guertin, his son Marc Guertin, stepchildren, Patrick and Maggie Hayes, Peter Hayes and Susan and Ray Berry, and grandchildren Kenny Hayes, Matthew and Andrea Hayes, Brian Hayes, and Conner Berry. He also leaves nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 79 New Park Ave., Hartford, CT 06106. He will be laid to rest with military honors following the mass in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, CT. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Fisette-Batzner Funeral Home at Newington Memorial, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, is serving the family. To read George’s complete obituary and to share a memory, please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com.


Service

Location:
Our Lady of Sorrows Church
79 New Park Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
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Date & Time:
September 2, 2023 at 10:00 AM


Cemetery:
Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery
Bloomfield, CT


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  1. TONIA AND ORLANDO says:
    26 Aug 2023
    We will miss our good friends! George you will be in our hearts and in our prayers.

  2. Carol & Larry Helgemo says:
    25 Aug 2023
    We will miss you George!! You were a special person❤️❤️

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